2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 29, 2016 11:04 AM by FilmUser

    Classical Music Collection Catalog

    EmeseMese

      I have a huge task in front of me! My husband is a professional violist who has an extensive music library that I have offered to catalog for him. After having reviewed what's out there on the market, I am thinking that FileMaker Pro may be a very good alternative in terms of being able to customize an organizing plan. I have just downloaded a trial version to check it out. I would appreciate it if anyone has already developed a cataloging plan and would be willing to direct me in what you have discovered and whether you are happy with FM Pro or would suggest an alternative. Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Classical Music Collection Catalog
          siplus

          I would start by listening (no pun intended) to your husband, trying to put down on paper all his wishes and dreams about the ideal software for him. And yes, Filemaker is one of the best choices for building such a software.

          • 2. Re: Classical Music Collection Catalog
            FilmUser

            +1 on FMP as a good software choice.

             

            Years ago (I am a photographer) I got tired of looking for negatives, prints, etc. (Maybe that sounds familiar). I was using FM3 at work, and decided to try to develop a data base for my work. I started with the free "template", as they were called then, for Photo Album, and modified it for my use. Over the years I expanded it in different ways.

            It is important, though, what siplus says about identifying any and all of the functionality you'll want - do some reading about how to plan a data base.